I copped two records this week whilst in my "break to the beat" mode. Recently I heard someone play a copy of LLOYD PRICE's "They Get Down" track from 1973 on GSF records and realised
that it was the horn loop used by DJ PREMIER on BIG SHUG's track "The Jig Is Up". Still with me? Well, suffice to say that I didn't own either record and felt I needed to correct that. That's unusual for me not to have a PRIMO joint if it's a banger. But that was only a short term problem until this week when I finally found BOTH the "JIG IS UP" bootleg(?) 12" and the LLOYD PRICE on a GSF 45rpm single. And as a funk track goes the LLOYD PRICE is tough, but there's no doubt it's those funky horns which PRIMO flipped that catch your ears every time. Once again the former GANG STARR beatmaker takes something simple and makes it extra-dope using his trusty formula. He certainly has an ear for that hip hop sound. Check out both the soundclips below...
THEY GET DOWN
THE JIG IS UP